Wingspan 31-41 mm
UK flight time: Jun-Aug
The above photos of the Ground Lackey moth were taken in southeast Kazakhstan, so it is either subspecies
kirghisicum (Asia Minor and Central Asia) or thomalae
However, the UK/European version looks identical (as does an unusual, light variant of The Lackey moth). Lackey caterpillars also look similar to those of the Ground Lackey.
Appropriately for a moth with Latin name castrense or castrensis, these moths were on the "walls" of our yurt camp in the Kazakh semi-desert/steppe.
Males with lion mane and feathered antennae, the one above right was taken in artificial light and the other two in early morning daylight.